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CJS Lecture Series | Empowering Women Through Radio: Evidence from Occupied Japan

Yoko Okuyama, Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Uppsala University
Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:00-1:30 PM
Off Campus Location
2021 marks the 75th year since Japanese women participated in the national election. In that election, women won 8.4 percent of the seats - the record which had never been broken until 2005. This study provides causal evidence that women's radio programs played a critical role in empowering women to participate in politics and beyond in Occupied Japan.

Yoko Okuyama is an Assistant Professor at the economics department of Uppsala University. Her current research focuses on the intersection of labor economics and political economy, particularly relating to gender and socio-political participation. She completed BA and MA in economics at the University of Tokyo and PhD in economics at Yale University.

Please register for the Zoom event here:

This colloquium series is made possible by the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, Economics, Japan
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures